ABSTRACT

Ransomware Trends in Bank Secrecy Act Data Between January 2021 and June 2021   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Executive Summary: "This Financial Trend Analysis is in response to the increase in number and severity of ransomware attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure since late 2020. For example, in May 2021, hackers used a ransomware attack to extort a multi-million dollar ransom, which also disrupted the Colonial Pipeline and caused gasoline shortages. Other recent attacks have targeted various sectors, including manufacturing, legal, insurance, health care, energy, education, and the food supply chain in the United States and across the globe. [...] Trends represented in this report illustrate financial institutions' identification and reporting of ransomware events and may not reflect the actual dates associated with ransomware incidents. FinCEN [Financial Crimes Enforcement Network]'s analysis of ransomware-related SARs [Suspicious Activity Reports] highlights average ransomware payment amounts, top ransomware variants, and insights from FinCEN's blockchain analysis[.]"

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Date:
2021-10-15?
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Public Domain
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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: https://www.fincen.gov/
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